Friday, June 12, 2009

The September Issue

Last night the much anticipated (well by us, anyway) documentary The September Issue screened at the Sydney Film Festival, and while the 45 minute line (chock-full of Sydney's fashion elite and mega movie buffs) wound around three blocks, it was definitely worth the wait.

The film is an amazingly candid portrayal of the very weird, sometimes strained and extremely amusing relationship between Anna Wintour and Vogue's creative director Grace Coddington - and Grace totally kicks arse.

US Vogue September 07'. Styled by Grace Coddington.
The documentary's camerman plays model with Caroline Trentini - while Anna wanted to photoshop his 'tummy', Grace wouldn't allow it.

She is amazing. Totally cool, she trots around the Vogue offices in what look like a pair of Kumfs (she is 68-years-old after all), she's refreshingly honest about how much Anna pisses her off on an hourly basis and she is a major old school romantic who's not afraid to show how much it still hurts (after 40 years at Vogue) seeing her beloved shots get 'cut' by Her Highness. She is easily the worlds most influential fashion editor, and as Anna refers to her in the film "a genius", but I just love how genuinely lovely she is throughout the entire film.

US Vogue September 07'. Styled by Grace Coddington.

Grace modeling in her early 20's

Karen Elson plays Grace in Vogue's August 08 issue

Click here to see the photos I took of Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour at New York Fashion Week a few months ago.

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